7 Modern Wedding Centrepieces: On-Trend Modern Wedding Decor Ideas

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I get really excited about modern wedding centerpieces, styling, and wedding decor. As much as I love the romance of rustic wedding styling, for brides who are after a cool, chic, on-trend look for your wedding, I highly recommend the modern industrial style.  This style works perfectly in warehouse spaces with funky tunes and yummy canapes.

Modern floral design are flowers with an edge. Lush green foliage leaves, ferns and unique textured elements such as succulents, kale, pods, berries, and moss. For brides who love something a little bit different, think copper, Edison globes, test tubes, concrete and the warmth of wood. Then add fun geometrics, patterns, and textures for a unique wedding floral style. So let’s take a closer look at modern wedding decor with 7 modern centrepieces.

Modern Wedding Decor | Sarah Street Photography

Modern Wedding Decor | Sarah Street Photography

Copper

Firstly, copper.  It’s so on-trend in interior design, with lighting, chairs, cutlery, and serving plates, it’s only natural that copper can be the hero of your table centrepiece design.  I love this modern tablescape below which features copper elements including cutlery and Edison globes with copper painted guest names for places settings.  The hero is the copper geometric shapes with a floral garland scattered throughout to create a gorgeous long centrepiece.

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Modern Centrepieces | Sarah Street Photography

Modern Centrepieces | Sarah Street Photography

Simple copper vases in different sizes can also be used to form a grouping at your guest table.  Keeping the vessels the same shape in different sizes gives the overall design cohesion and plays beautifully to balance against wildflower-inspired flowers.   This look with the choice of white and green florals feels classic and on-trend all at once.

Copper Modern Centrepieces | This Love Of Yours Photography

Copper Modern Centrepieces | This Love Of Yours Photography

 

Concrete

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Concrete vessels add great texture to your table.  They can be made in the standard grey tones, dark to light and even white.  Many concrete vessels available now have a little twist like a painted collar, stripe or pattern.  Concrete vessels can be filled with flowers or foliages.

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Concrete Modern Wedding Decor | Flowers Kate Dawes Floral Design, Photography Janneke Storm

They come in many sizes and shapes from this larger rectangular centrepiece filled with all different green textured foliages to small individual place settings or bonbonerie filled with just a single succulent.

Concrete Modern Centrepiece | Flowers Kate Dawes Floral Design, Photography Janneke Storm

Concrete Modern Centrepiece | Flowers Kate Dawes Floral Design, Photography Janneke Storm

Geometric

Bold geometric patterns are modern, fun and playful.  The colour palette can be simple or bright like this cute backdrop example adorned with a gold painted floral garland.

Geometric Wedding Style | Chloe Moore Photography

Geometric Wedding Style | Chloe Moore Photography

Modern geometric pattern can be incorporated into your table-scape using patterned fabric runners or printed patterned vessels.  I love the contrast between the black and white geometric pattern used here and the oh-so-bright and gorgeous florals.  Successful modern floral design uses blooms with amazing texture like celsoia and green trick carnation, clustered together in modern groupings.

Bright Modern Centrepiece | Lee Bird Photography

Bright Modern Centrepiece | Lee Bird Photography

Test Tubes

Glass test tubes can be used in several ways for your modern wedding.  Fill them with individual stems and hang in from the ceiling with fishing wire in groupings, so cute!

Hanging Floral Test Tubes | Photo by EE Photography

Hanging Floral Test Tubes | Photo by EE Photography

Or as a simple yet effective modern table centrepiece idea, use a wooden test tube holder to create a table centrepiece filled with different blooms or foliage in each test tube.

Test Tube Modern Centrepiece | Pose Well Studios - Agnes Lopez Photography

Test Tube Modern Centrepiece | Pose Well Studios – Agnes Lopez Photography

Beaker Glass

Even more quirky is using science beaker glasses filled with different blooms.  This is the modern version of the popular eclectic jam jars.  But rather than mixing flowers with that just picked from the garden look, keep the effect modern by choosing only one or two varieties per vessel.  Tall flowers like peonies work well in tall beaker glasses and shorter varieties like freesias can be used in the small beaker glasses.

Modern Floral Centerpiece | Photography by Angie Cao

Modern Floral Centerpiece | Photography by Angie Cao

This design can be quite inexpensive if only using one or a small grouping of beaker glass or scaled up to include lots of vessels for maximum impact.

Beaker Glass Modern Centrepiece | Photography by Adi Nevo

Beaker Glass Modern Centrepiece | Photography by Adi Nevo

Terrariums

I remember versions of terrariums around when I was growing up in the 80’s.  But they are back and they can be stunning.  Many modern versions are being used as living indoor plants for interiors but I adore this beautiful metallic geometric floral terrarium.  This would look so divine on a wedding table with gorgeous linen, printed menus and place settings to compliment.

Floral Terranium Centrepieces | Chloe Moore Photography

Floral Terrarium Centrepieces | Chloe Moore Photography

Living Centrepieces

Like terrraniums, living centrepieces is my seventh modern wedding idea.  Keep the glass vessel simple and fill it with a variety of different textured plants, like the so-popular-at-the-moment, Maidenhair Fern.  I always suggest to my brides that table centrepieces make a lovely gift to close family members after the wedding and a living table centrepiece would live long after the wedding day and be a great reminder.

Living Modern Centrepieces | Photography by Gayle Brooker

Living Modern Centrepieces | Photography by Gayle Brooker

So if you have picked a modern venue for your wedding, a warehouse, gallery, restaurant or even a blank modern room to use as a canvas, why not fill it with something different to jam jars, go on, be brave brides 🙂

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Kyla Helgeson is one Australia's top wedding florists operating as The White Orchid Floral Design. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Kyla has studied in New York and is a former finalist in Tesselaars floristry competition. In 2015 Kyla joined the Tesselaars marketing team as our floral content advisor and has since authored over 50 popular floral style blogs.

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